Pony Express Station, Gothenburg, Nebraska

This image shows an original cabin of the Pony Express system, which was initiated in 1860 and operated for only 19 months before being discontinued when the transcontinental telegraph was completed.

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There is no description on the back of the card. The legend on the front states:

The Original Pony Express Station, and an Old “Fire Engine”, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

–The Pony Express became legendary, but was never a financial success, losing $200,000 during its time of operation.

This postcard was used and is dated 3 June 1955.

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